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05-11-2014 07:27 PM
Mishka&Milo My girl is like this too... I usually feed her an hour or two before she becomes very active.... This usually helps

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05-11-2014 07:16 PM
Galathiel My pup used to do this when he was younger. He actually hasn't done it since changing his food. Here in humid, muggy East Texas with grass over sandy loam, many times I actually pulled up the grass and scooped dirt up as well to get it all at the training grounds. Like I said, though, no change except food. Or maybe he outgrew it?
05-11-2014 03:33 PM
NancyJ I am glad to see this is more common than I thought. Of course that does not make it any better. I try to break him before work and am going to try to get him used to pooing on a towel . In the woods it does not matter and I can just flag it and clean it up after training if it is somewhere someone may step in it. ......... maybe carry a baggie of super absorbent cat litter.
05-11-2014 02:54 PM
Sunflowers Nancy, sometimes I throw a paper towel under him, if I suspect it will be soft. Might be worth a shot.

I wonder if panting and swallowing a lot of extra saliva gets their whole digestive system revved up.
05-11-2014 02:51 PM
Sunflowers Yep, Hans is the same way.

We have both exercise poo and stress poo.

He poos before I put him on the treadmill, and even so, halfway through the 20 minute run he starts hunching his back and hanging his head. The first time he did this, I ended up with a gift on the belt. Ever since then, at the first sign of funny running, I run outside with him. He immediately goes, then we resume his workout.

If he is in the car headed anywhere, I stop and let him poo before we get to our destination. Inevitably, that poo is soft.
05-11-2014 02:24 PM
truff My dog do exactly the same. Sometimes twice after the first poo. We have to avoid streets with restaurants and other business in our way back home because is very dificult to pick up all the stuff
05-11-2014 12:43 PM
Cassidy's Mom Our dogs have always been that way too. They can have absolutely perfect firm, bouncy poop at home, but after running around at the park chasing balls or any other kind of intense exercise it's much softer.
05-11-2014 09:52 AM
NancyJ Wonderful sounds like I am not alone but not sure why some dogs don't do this.
I have some psyllium I take (Konsyl unflavored, all it is is psyllium) and I thought about that....I guess it sure can't hurt.

If we are going out to work, I do cut his rations a LOT just before work.

It is terrible to pick up though.......Sure enough our morning walk, after a productive morning poo, I still filled two bags with the loose stuff and the last of it I could not get up.
05-11-2014 09:30 AM
kjdreyer All my dogs including Jedda have done that, too. Even though Jedda's on raw now and has compact little poos at home, she'll still have a softy about 10 minutes into a hike. I think what wouldn't normally come out for a while, and would have more water absorbed by the intestines, gets stimulated to be evacuated by the exercise. In my opinion, no worries! I don't think adding fiber would necessarily change anything about exercise poo!
05-11-2014 09:20 AM
Courtney Rusty's poop is like this when we get out of the car at training class or when we start on a hiking trail. He's excited, overly eager to get started. It's mush, hard to pick up.

At home or just out & about casually his poop is solid & well formed, easy to pick up with no residue left over.

Guess I never worried about but am curious about the responses your thread will get.
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